23 days 200hrs "Tantra Yoga Shamanism" in Ecuador
- Learn an inspiring, meditative and deep yoga practice
- Integrate yogic philosophy into your daily life and your relationships
- Engage in a personal and transformative process
- An opportunity to get in contact with South America culture and see its similarities with the spiritual India Culture
- Discover the importance of the ritual
Type of Event
- Teacher Training
Each teacher training group consists of a maximum of 25 students in order to keep the group personal and to be able to offer full support and attention to each student.
Living in the ashram enables students to focus intensively on their training, away from everyday tasks and distractions, fully immersing themselves in a process of learning and self-discovery.
In this course there will be a special emphasis on music and on how to implement the meditation and yogic experience through it.
There will be live music during mantras classes, medicine songs during rituals, classes of sound and senses.
And, as we will enter in the new year together, we will have a special ceremony the night of the 31st of December
KAULA TANTRA YOGA
Different Morning Meditations
With the rising popularity of Yoga in the recent past many different styles and teachings have established themselves. So what does the Kaula Tantra Yoga practice offer you?
The sequence taught at our school comes straight from an ancient lineage and is based on the teachings of Bhagavan Shanmuka Anantha Natha. We work with asanas, bandhas, pranayama, mudras and mantras. Different to other practices this series is practiced in a slow and flowing manner to build patience and awareness. Each asana is held gently for a period of time to allow students to relax into the posture. This way, each individual finds their own unique way of expressing the asanas without pressure of competing or ‘performing perfectly’.
Tantra Yoga facilitators approach students as whole human beings and discourage ‘isolating’ or forcing muscles. Their priority is to hold a space of acceptance and love, with only little guidance where necessary.
Over time students learn to meditate in the postures to connect with the Divine. This yoga specifically cultures the diaphragms and thus balances every area of life, including sexuality.
Please note that classes do not involve nudity or sexual contact. In the advanced stages, deeper Pranayama practice, Bandhas, and Mantra practices are incorporated to culture Kundalini Energy.
Through Kundalini yoga, as taught by Yogi Bajhan, students learn another, different, approach to energy work in yoga. Students explore kryias, pranayama, chakra theory and the practice of kryas will be focused on different chakras each time to help students feeling them.
SHAMANISM AND COSMOVISION
As we are living in Ecuador with a huge indigenous population, students also have the opportunity to learn about Andean culture, its cosmovision, and its similarities with eastern culture. During the course, shamanistic energy concepts are explored together with the Tibetan tantric tradition. There are parallels in how these two different traditions understand energy, astrology, subtle anatomy and physiology. This work helps Ecuadorian yoga students integrate more easily with eastern wisdom.
There are alway two shamanic rituals included In the trainings: the andean “Limpia” with medicinal plants of our mountains and the “Temazcal”, a traditional sweat lodge.
In this training we added one more ritual with the power plant of Cacao in which you will connect with the sacred energy of the Cacao and with the ancient and traditional use of this plant.
BETWEEN RITUAL AND PLAY
The process of self-discovery will be supported by the work of one of our Arts teachers in the classes of Ritual and Play or “Heyoca – the Shamanic clown”. Self-expression, connection with the ancestors, connection with yourself and the group at the same time….a very experimental trip into your emotions and your power of creation.
INTUITIVE ANATOMY AND PHISIOLOGY
We will approach the vision and methodology of the Kaula Tantra yoga practice in these classes. We will develop a connection with our inner body intelligence, learn how to read it better and act according to it’s current needs. It’s about the combined powers of the mind and the physical body and the effect of being totally in harmony with the messages we perceive form our bodies in each moment.
DURGA'S TIGER DANCE
Durga’s Tiger Dance is a form of movement developed by Iris Disse based on yoga energy work and different dance styles. It is yet another form through which students deepen their creativity and relaxation in body movement. The training also involves voice work and mantra chanting.
APPLIED TANTRIC WISDOM
These classes are a powerful opportunity of self discovery. As the course is based on experience we will create active and participative classes where we will work on some of the main aspects of Tantra.
Furthermore, there will be focus on working on specific Chakras.
We will discover the joy and the importance of support and be supported, The challange is to take care of the sacred space dancing between me and my partner, and I experience the joy of giving and receiving.
In these classes we will keep on working on many asanas of the kaula tantra yoga serie, using the approach of tantric wisdom, in which we will focus in presence, senses, connection, body communication and in this way we will create the dance of Shiva and Shakti.
YOGIC WALKING MASSAGE
Derived fom ayurvedic wisdom this ancient foot massage was used to prepare warriors for battle as well as open the physical and energetical bodies before the Yoga practice. Working with partners its a very effective, meditative and intutive way to give and receive before the Yoga practice. The massage touches many important Marma Points as well as softening the muscles.
Karma Yoga is part of the learning process of community life. We help each other to maintain common spaces and materials, we take care of the “Pachamama” (Earth). Through karma yoga we keep in contact with the earth and its fruits as we contribute to the well being and learning of the group.
2019: Award for Durga´s Tiger School for Tantra Yoga Arts & Shamanism, Ecuador: One International Yoga Platform has honored us as one of the top 5 yoga schools worldwide to complete an internationally recognized Advanced Yoga Teacher degree (500 hrs YA).